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Dan Rooney, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland

There have been a total of 30 Ambassadors of the United States to Ireland. All except one, Frederick A. Sterling, have been non-career appointees, while there were three under President George W. Bush.

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List of Ambassadors

  • Frederick A. Sterling
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 19, 1927
    • Presentation of Credentials: February 27, 1927
    • Termination of Mission: Left post March 7, 1934
    • Note: Commissioned to the Irish Free State.
  • W.W. McDowell
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: September 13, 1933
    • Note: Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; did not serve under this appointment.
  • W.W. McDowell
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: January 15, 1934
    • Presentation of Credentials: March 27, 1934
    • Termination of Mission: Died at post April 9, 1934
    • Note: Commissioned to the Irish Free State.
  • Alvin Mansfield Owsley
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: May 15, 1935
    • Presentation of Credentials: June 27, 1935
    • Termination of Mission: Left post July 7, 1937
  • John Cudahy
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: May 28, 1937
    • Presentation of Credentials: August 23, 1937
    • Termination of Mission: Left post January 15, 1940
  • David Gray
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: February 16, 1940
    • Presentation of Credentials: April 15, 1940
    • Termination of Mission: Left post June 28, 1947
    • Notes: Uncle (by marriage) of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
  • George A. Garrett
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: April 10, 1947
    • Presentation of Credentials: July 28, 1947
    • Termination of Mission: Promoted to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
  • George A. Garrett
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: March 17, 1950
    • Presentation of Credentials: April 18, 1950
    • Termination of Mission: Left post May 27, 1951
  • Francis P. Matthews
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: July 6, 1951
    • Presentation of Credentials: October 22, 1951
    • Termination of Mission: Left post September 7, 1952
  • William Howard Taft III
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: April 2, 1953
    • Presentation of Credentials: May 13, 1953
    • Termination of Mission: Left post June 25, 1957
  • Scott McLeod
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: May 9, 1957
    • Presentation of Credentials: July 17, 1957
    • Termination of Mission: Left Ireland, March 15, 1961
  • Edward G. Stockdale
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: March 29, 1961
    • Presentation of Credentials: May 17, 1961
    • Termination of Mission: Left post July 7, 1962
  • Matthew H. McCloskey
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: July 12, 1962
    • Presentation of Credentials: July 19, 1962
    • Termination of Mission: Left post June 7, 1964
  • Raymond R. Guest
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: March 11, 1965
    • Presentation of Credentials: April 28, 1965
    • Termination of Mission: Left post June 7, 1968
  • Leo J. Sheridan
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: September 26, 1968
    • Presentation of Credentials: November 1, 1968
    • Termination of Mission: Left post June 1, 1969
  • John D.J. Moore
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: April 19, 1969
    • Presentation of Credentials: June 23, 1969
    • Termination of Mission: Left post June 30, 1975
  • Walter J.P. Curley Jr.
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: July 23, 1975
    • Presentation of Credentials: September 18, 1975
    • Termination of Mission: Left post May 2, 1977
  • William V. Shannon
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: June 22, 1977
    • Presentation of Credentials: July 20, 1977
    • Termination of Mission: Left post June 7, 1981
  • William E. McCann
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Note: Not commissioned; nomination of March 17, 1981 not acted upon by the Senate.
  • Peter H. Dailey
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: March 15, 1982
    • Presentation of Credentials: April 30, 1982
    • Termination of Mission: Left post January 15, 1984
  • Robert F. Kane
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: February 28, 1984
    • Presentation of Credentials: March 6, 1984
    • Termination of Mission: May 29, 1985
  • Margaret M. O'Shaughnessy Heckler
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: December 17, 1985
    • Presentation of Credentials: January 30, 1986
    • Termination of Mission: Left post August 20, 1989
  • Richard Anthony Moore
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: August 7, 1989
    • Presentation of Credentials: September 19, 1989
    • Termination of Mission: Left post June 15, 1992
  • William Henry Gerald FitzGerald
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: June 15, 1992
    • Presentation of Credentials: June 26, 1992
    • Termination of Mission: Left post June 5, 1993
  • Jean Kennedy Smith
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: June 17, 1993
    • Presentation of Credentials: June 24, 1993
    • Termination of Mission: Left post September 17, 1998
  • Michael J. Sullivan
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: October 22, 1998
    • Presentation of Credentials: January 21, 1999
    • Termination of Mission: Left post June 20, 2001
  • Richard J. Egan
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointment: August 29, 2001
    • Presentation of Credentials: September 10, 2001
    • Termination of Mission: January 31, 2003
  • James C. Kenny
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presentation of Credentials: October 31, 2003
    • Termination of Mission: October 18, 2006
  • Thomas C. Foley
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presentation of Credentials: October 18, 2006
    • Termination of Mission: January 2009
  • Dan Rooney
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Presentation of Credentials: 3 July, 2009

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